One week ago — at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Monday — the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This image, taken from the NBC broadcast of the race, shows the flash of the explosion and the final split-second of normalcy before the area turned into what witnesses described as a war zone. Here are the stories of the runners, spectators and others seen in this image.
A remarkably harrowing, touching, and powerful interactive article from the New York Times.
Scrolling through, you hear the brief stories of many of the people in the immediate blast radius at the finish-line of the Boston Marathon.
Perhaps the most memorable of all comes from Debi Caprio:
I said out loud, 'This is how my life is going to end.'
An awful tragedy.
(Via Gabe Bullard and Chris Gonzales)